Julia Thompson is a PhD candidate in Engineering Education at Purdue University. Her current research is focused on service-learning partnerships in engineering education. She also does extensive research in global engineering education, and has an interest in how to integrate Quaker process in engineering design. Julia received her undergraduate BS in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley, and worked as a energy consultant for a few years before starting her doctoral studies.
Dr. Brent K. Jesiek is Assistant Professor in the Schools of Engineering Education and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He is also an Associate Director of Purdue's Global Engineering Program, leads the Global Engineering Education Collaboratory (GEEC) research group, and is the recent recipient of an NSF CAREER award to study boundary-spanning roles and competencies among early career engineers. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Science and Technology Studies (STS) from Virginia Tech. Dr. Jesiek draws on expertise from engineering, computing, and the social sciences to advance understanding of geographic, disciplinary, and historical variations in engineering education and professional practice.
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